May 29th, 2008
06:24 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton campaign plans to keep going - but isn't saying where

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The primaries may be over, but there are signs the Clinton campaign may keep going.
The primaries may be over, but there are signs the Clinton campaign may keep going.


(CNN) -
Democrats, reporters and rival Barack Obama’s campaign have all been scrutinizing Hillary Clinton for signs she may continue her presidential run after the last primary takes place June 3. On Thursday, they got an answer: definitely maybe.

The press corps traveling with the New York senator received an afternoon e-mail asking them whether they wanted to stay on the road with the campaign next week – most of which falls after Tuesday’s votes in Montana and South Dakota, the final contests of the primary season.

Reporters were offered the option of traveling with the campaign on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 4-6.

But the Clinton campaign – which regularly informs journalists of travel plans just hours beforehand – is offering no other details, including possible destinations.

Said Clinton spokesman Jay Carson. "There are a lot of places for us to go between June 4 and November."


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soundoff (171 Responses)
  1. Debra

    After June 3, Obama will have reached the 2026 mark, FL and MI will just be icing on the cake. The Clinton's, self-centered that they are, will remain in the background. I am sure when Obama is sworn in as President of the United States of America in January 2009, they she will still be tauting "I am the most electable". It is kinda sad. The Clinton's have lost all dignity. I loved Bill Clinton, even stood behind him when other's mocked him during the Monica period. I have lost a lot of respect for him. I admired Hillary as well. I now view her as on big sore loser. I guess we should pity them, all they know is pursuing power. Let's just thank God their pursuit ended in 2008.

    May 29, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. Margaret

    RJ,

    There is a significant difference between Obama's "hard-ball" politics in Chicago and what Hillary is doing now. Obama called for a STRICT ENFORCEMENT of petition rules–nothing dirty about that–to the detriment of candidates who had gathered signatures incorrectly. Hillary, on the other hand, is DISREGARDING the very DNC rules she signed off on, and hypocritically pretends to be a champion of voters' rights even as she refuses to count caucus votes as "of the people."

    May 29, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. A.M.

    May be she is planning to run for the office as an "Independent", if she can not get the democratic nomination. She thinks may be she can pull through presidency from "West Vriginia". May be she is planning to protest to change the electoral number from 273 in the general elction to just whatever she gets from West Virginia.

    Who knows? What she is planning, afterall she is a Clinton; win through hook or crook.

    A.M.
    Houston. Texas

    May 29, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. Brendose, Oceanside Ca

    Yeah, go back to New York, and ask more people for money so you can pay off your 21MILLION DOLLAR DEBT.

    But stay home after that, you can't afford a plane ticket anywhere.

    May 29, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. Who do they think they are?

    GO HILLARY........ALL THE WAY TO THE CONVENTION DON'T LET THEM TELL YOU WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. IF ANYONE IS BREAKING THE PARTY APART IT IS OBAMA FOR NOT STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND LETTING THIS GO TO THE CONVENTION, HE IS SCARED. SO MUCH FOR THIS BIG CHANGE HE TALKS ABOUT HE IS ALL POLITICS. HE IS SO FULL OF IT AND FULL OF HIMSELF.

    POPULAR VOTE SHOULD ALWAYS COUNT FIRST, WE ALL THOUGHT THAT IN 2000 WHAT HAPPENED? IF OBAMA HAS THE POPULAR VOTE AND THE DELEGATES THEN HE SHOULD WIN BUT THE CAUCUSES WERE A DISASTER EVEN THE CAUCUSES GOERS SAID THIS THEMSELVES AND I AM SURE NOT EVEN DONE RIGHT, RAISE YOUR HAND AND VOTE FOR SOMEONE, THEN WE COUNT, WHAT A J0KE YOU COULD COUNT SOMEONE TWICE, WHAT A WAY TO NOMINATE SOMEONE.

    May 29, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  6. sdn

    How sad.

    May 29, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  7. Eric

    To hell, that's where it's going and where this country is going if she doesn't move her rear out of the way.

    May 29, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. Chris-Atlanta

    Is anyone else scared of the scene this woman would make at the convention?? I'm picturing security hauling her off kicking and screaming "IT'S NOT FAIR IT'S NOT FAIR!!! I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT!!!!"

    May 29, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  9. holy

    Let's make an End with Clintons years and move on.

    May 29, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  10. John

    JC,where will Obama go when he loses miserably? I guess to Hawaii,or may be Indonesia?Please let us know,you seem to be so conversant with peoples private life.Hillary Clinton will go as far as she wnnts to go.The truth is Hillary will end up being the President of the USA.Most people think this is a big joke.It may be to some,but majority of Her supporters are very serious in electing her the President.Yes she WILL!!

    May 29, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  11. Eric

    The moon would be a good place.

    May 29, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  12. Hill please

    Obama started with NO name recognition- because he is a nobody who has done absolutely nothing for his country.

    For this, his followers believe he is entitled to the nomination and the presidency.

    Many of us don't vote on who delivers a lofty prepared speech well. We vote for the candidate who will LEAD well.

    Clinton and ONLY Clinton.

    Hillary it is your right to take it to the convention. Please DO SO.

    May 29, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  13. RUi

    From a point a view of a european and a foreigner ,I tried to focus on Obama speeches ,despite being very appealing ,really they don’t say Nothing !, absolutely no idea comes from these marvelous speech.
    These could only happen in USA!

    May 29, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  14. Gays for Obama, South Beach

    Even though Obama is against gay marriage, we have decided to support him. Although it's hard for us to understand that he's a member of one minority group and he's biased against another minority group.

    We'd like to have some of you Obama supporters explain that to us.

    May 29, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  15. Chad Turner

    Hey people like Sue from Bloomington, Indiana, you are way over your heads. You do not know what you are talking about. There is nothing great about Obama, he is not unifying or "inspirational". You know what, Hillary should take this fight to the convention, along with all her supporters. Obama would lose big in a general election.

    May 29, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  16. Joshua College Station Texas

    If the media doesn't know where it's going, it is sure to get there. CNN: don't let Hillary manipulate you by getting you to commit to what you don't know! If you give in and go along on her secretive bus tour without finding out where it will lead first, she will be in control of the message. Her mysterious invitation might sound like a tantalizing opportunity for an interesting story, but the fact is, she will be in control of what your message will be and news you will be able to write, not you. It is just a ploy to keep her in the spotlight. The longer she can stay in the spotlight is the longer she can stay in the race, whether she deserves to be there or not. She is looking for any opportunity to spin public sentiment her way in order to sway superdelegates. All I have to say is, don't be surprised if she just ends up taking you to Disneyland or Sea World! My point is, she will even try to just entertain you in order to keep you interested in her, regardless of whether she deserves the attention. But she who loses the nomination does not deserve the public's attention. We need to move forward in this race! Hillary will do whatever it takes to keep getting press. I WOULDN"T BE SURPRISED IF SHE LOSES THE NOMINATION AND STILL STAYS IN THE RACE. CNN and media: don't be enablers! Listen to Scott McClellan. Take responsibility!

    May 29, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  17. Indiana Bob

    Keep going Hillary!! You have every right to take it to the convention. Or better yet, run on a third party ticket. The Democratic Party has turned its back on you and the core constituents of the party, like me. The vile personal hatred posted about you in this comment section by Obama supporters is disgusting. I have voted Democratic since 1972, but I may never again. I definitely will not if Obama is the candidate. PLEASE run on a third party ticket!! You got my vote.

    Hillary or McCain

    May 29, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  18. Ryan, New York, NY

    If the only thing that matters are "the big swing states," why do we even bother to have elections anywhere else?

    May 29, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  19. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    "Only Hill can fight…and WIN"

    Yes, she can fight.......But at this point, she cannot WIN! If she had won the nomination fair and square, BO supporters would have voted for her......But at this point she cannot win the nomination fair and square given that the math is in favor of Barack....And hence in the incredibly unlikely event of her becoming the nominee, she won't get anyone but her diehard supporters to vote for her....and that won't give her a win in Nov.....Think people!!! Think!!

    May 29, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  20. tedious898

    Why do Hillary's supporters kick against the rock? Is it reasonable or mature to vent all of your frustrations in such a very important election? Please understand, Hillary is an excellent politician ...a truly great woman. This wasn't her time! Call it a bad campaign...Call it racism...or gender bias....the point is her campaign failed her. Barack has been respectful and certainly understood a man of his ethinicity beating down the white woman legend would surely net him a loss. So give the man some credit and most importantly ...give him a chance. Give this country a chance for God sakes. If experience is what we have in our nation's capital right now; we certainly don't need more of the McSame

    May 29, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  21. Raz

    If She is smart, then she will campaign for Obama.

    Raz

    May 29, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
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